Community Invited to Participate in Aquatic Invert Survey at the Upper Bee Branch this Saturday
The Iowa DNR, City of Dubuque, and National Mississippi River Museum &
Aquarium are inviting the community to participate in an aquatic invert survey at the Upper Bee Branch this Saturday, May 14, from 1 - 4 p.m.
This will be the first survey since the completion of the new railroad culverts and improved connectivity of the upper and lower portions of the creek. The groups involved are eager to better understand what species have found their way from the Mississippi River to the Upper Bee Branch since the last survey was completed.Community members interested in participating will be trained when they arrive and should wear shoes that can get wet and comfortable clothing. N
ets, seins, identification guides, and reporting sheets will be provided. Parking is available in the public lot located on the corner of E. 22nd St. and Prince St.
Volunteers will assist with counting and measuring aquatic species, including varieties of fish, amphibians, and mussels. The survey will begin at
Garfield Ave. and move upstream toward E. 24th St. stopping at five survey sites for approximately 30 minutes each.
For more information, visit rivermuseum.com